Sep 29, 2012 10:15pm EDT
worthy opponent's plan, which will increase the size of government dramatically. his plan is three times larger than president clinton's proposed plan eight years ago. it is a plan that will have 200 new programs -- expanded programs and creates 20,000 new bureaucrats. it it empowers washington. tonight you're going to hear that my passion and my vision is to empower americans to be able to make decisions for themselves in their own lives. >> so i take it by your answer, then, mr. vice president, that in an interview recently with the "new york times" when you said that you questioned whether or not governor bush has experience enough to be president, you were talking about strictly policy differences. >> yes, jim. i said that his tax cut plan, for example, raises the question of whether it's the right choice for the country. and let me give you an example of what i mean. under governor bush's tax cut proposal, he would spend more money on tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% than all of the new spending that he proposes for education, health care, prescription drugs and national defense all c
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
that the government is not going to pull the rug out from under them. talk to a small-business person, a manufacturer, someone holding on a hoping they do not have to lay off the next round of people. what do they see? they see regulation after regulation coming from washington. they have no idea what it will cost them. they are worried about going forward because of hidden costs. then they see our president promising the top tax rate on small businesses goes to about 40%. [boos ] that only pays for 8% of his proposed deficit spending. overseas, where i come from, that means lake superior. [laughter] we both live near canada. the canadians have this figured out. other countries have this figured out. canadians lowered taxes on businesses to 15%. president obama wants the tax rate on our successful small businesses and job creators above 40%. when we tax our job creators at much higher tax rates than foreign competitors, we lose and they win. we do not want to tax the small businesses. our jobs come from these successful small businesses. we want them to hire more people. that is essential. none of th
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to retake the largest city, aleppo, from government forces and today the fighting destroyed one of syria's historic treasures as aleppo's ancient market, or souk, went up in flames. the medieval marketplace a maze of passageways connecting shops once looked like this. the youngest prisoner and last westerner held at the u.s. military prison at dwaub was returned to his native canada today. omar khadr will sterve what is left of his sentence at a maximum security jail inon teario. the transfer deal was reached about a year ago, but canada's conservative government only acted today. in his decade behind bars at guatanamo, omar khadr was an unlikely poster boy for the war on terror. what has made his case so controversial is his age. he was only 15 years old when he was captured by u.s. forces in afghanistan. >> the time he was brought in, he was just a child. the u.s. did not treat him in the way that international law applies, and that's what really ising significant about this particular case. >> reid: under a plea deal before a military tribunal in 2010, he pleaded guilty to kill a u.s.
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
the government as a two party government. that is how i think it should stay. third parties -- they have never made an impact in elections. i do not think they are relevant at all. i want to thank you for letting me get -- this is my first time in years i have gotten on c- span. host: we are glad to hear from me. caller: know, i do not think they are relevant. host: next is shannon from missouri. are you a member of a third party? caller: yes. you get disgruntled with you hear people like bill oreilly and sean hannity saying ron paul can't win. it every time he gets up to speak he draws a bigger crowds then obama or romney. the motion is amazing. i run into so many people -- you always hear they cannot win. if they could get more coverage other than c-span, c-span are the only people that are fair to third-party people compared to fox or cnn or ms nbc or any of the other ones. i wish more people would watch c-span and educate themselves to receive more votes. host: thank you for the call. one of your saying -- as we said earlier, ross perot sitting down for his first extended interview in many
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
austerity cuts. it was the third such protest in five days. on friday the government presented a draft budget that will cut overall spending by $40 billion euros. >> a small earthquake shaking suburb west of dallas saturday. no serious damage or injuries were reported. >> and some lifers in california could go free. governor jerry brown giving the okay to a law that can release them. >> gregg: shocking numbers, u.s. airlines raked in $2 billion in baggage ties during the first half of the year. that the largest amount ever collected for a six-month period. this as a new report emerges finding passengers are facing more fees than ever before and fewer choices. how about that? anything consumers can do. ed joins us managing partner of investment firm. rise of oil prices make a corresponding rise in jet fuel and 30% of operating costs for the airlines. are the airlines trying to make up for it in other ways like the fees? >> sure. look this is great lesson in economics. it's supply and demand and competition. when there is less competition. usually the quality goes down and prices go up.
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
and undermine the government. there was a minor earthquake in dallas. the u.s. geological survey said it was a 3.4 on the richter scale. it's possible they could see aftershocks over the next few days. those are the top story, back to you. >> shannon: thank you, peter. >> i have made restoring the american dream my life's work because without it, i wouldn't be where i am today. >> shannon: that's vernon parker, who is running for congress. he has been tapped for the g.o.p. weekly address, seeing him as one of the most promising candidates. but his opponents claim he is a 53 party supporter, who wants to get rid of education. sir, thank you for your time. >> hello. thanks for having me this morning. >> >> shannon: you know, one of the most well-viewed ads against you does contain a quote, talking about doing away with the department of education. tell us why and how you respond to accusations that it would be a terrible fit for your district, including college students and faculty. >> when i ran in the primary, i was referred to as a liberal to moderate republican. now that i am running in the ge
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tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it.
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and government. >>> police in middle, tennessee, have a real mystery on their hand. they're searching for a 9-year-old girl and her 7-year-old half brother. they were thought to have sdid in a house fire that killed their grandparents. investigators have found no sign of the children. here is the urgent part, the house fire happened a week ago. the kids have simply vanished. >>> not something you see every day in texas. rescue crews helped stranded drivers after flooding. the past three days brought more rain than texas received all of last year when it suffered through one of its worst droughts in history. today's storms moved east into parts of louisiana and mississippi. they're expected to continue on that path for the next 48 hours. >>> a powerful typhoon is headed for tokyo after smacking the island of okinawa this weekend. typhoon jelawat is expected to hit tokyo tonight. officials are warning people in tokyo to stay inside. at least 145 people were injured in okinawa and other parts of japan. tens of thousands are without power. >> vf cuties with the consulting firm that florida electi
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
businesses, job creators and do more to have a government-centered economy. which is what we've had for the past four years and we're still at 8.1 unemployment with 23 million americans looking for jobs. i think that president obama can't change the facts on wednesday night. and i think the contrast will be very clear. so i look forward to seeing that. >> let's talk about the figure, 8.1% unemployment that could be a conservative estimate. when you take into the fact the folks who have just stopped looking. that's been the economic reality in this country for several months now. but governor romney has not been able to move the needle. in fact in many of the battleground states, the needle has started to move in the opposite direction for him. despite these numbers that you just pointed out. why is that? why is the message not resonated yet with just 37 days left? >> you know, i think like i've mentioned earlier. the polls will tighten. you're going to see independents are still very interested, following this very closely. independents are very pro romney and i think you're going t
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
care and health care reform. the fourth is on governoring and the 5th is role of government. all of these things will dominate the discussion, but romney is planning after this coming debate on wednesday, before the policy speech on the week before the vice-president debates, the attempts by the romney ryan campaign, to go beyond the economy and try to do the whole campaign contrast in the last four years. >> an exciting time for all the americans who said now, carl, they'll tune in more, leading up to the debate. thank you, campaign carl, good to see you. moving on now to president obama and his visit in the swing state of nevada tonight. the president arrives in las vegas a short time ago and we're told the president will remain in nevada before wednesday preparing for the debate. on this sunday, some of the president's advisors making rounds on talk shows, and the white house advisor plouffe seeming to look at the chances for the debate giving romney the upper hand. >> now, challengers tend to do really well on debates and that's the history. and we believed all along that gov